Plane evacuated after bomb scare
5 January 2004, MALAGA - Nearly 200 passengers and crew of an Iberia airlines flight between Málaga and Barcelona were evacuated after a bomb threat, it was reported Monday.
5 January 2004
MALAGA - Nearly 200 passengers and crew of an Iberia airlines flight between Málaga and Barcelona were evacuated after a bomb threat, it was reported Monday.
A letter containing a bomb threat was found by airport staff at Malaga and the Boeing 727 was delayed while security checks were being carried out. The threat turned out to be a hoax.
The drama started when several passengers reported being asked to return to the terminal after the captain announced 'technical problems'.
The flight, which was scheduled for take-off on Sunday at 6.05pm, was delayed for more than three hours while a thorough inspection was carried out.
After evacuating the plane, all luggage and the inside and outside of the plane was thoroughly searched by members of the bomb squad using sniffer-dogs, and with the help of airport security staff.
Once the scare was confirmed to be a hoax, most of the passengers reboarded and the flight was resumed.
But at least 15 people decided not to fly.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news